Friday 17th of March 2023

McGrath School of Irish Dancing- The Mall: 12:30pm

Kicking things off on March 17th the McGrath School of Irish Dancing will strut their stuff on The Mall. This local Irish dancing school provides classes for boys and girls aged from 4 years old and above.

Click here to see them in action at the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

TFM Flag Presentation- The Mall: 12:50pm

To commemorate the first time that the Irish tricolour was ever flown in Ireland, a flag presentation will take place on The Mall, Thomas Francis Meagher himself will be there to greet the Mayor of Waterford. The flag was first flown on the 7th of March 1848 on 33 The Mall, Waterford and it was raised by T.F. Meagher who would go on to fight in the American Civil War as a Brigadier General of the Irish Brigade in the Union Army as well as later becoming the Governor of Montana.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade-The Quays to the Mall: 1pm-3pm

The 2023 parade is not to be missed. It’s going to be bigger and better than ever before. The parade entries will initially gather at the Bridge Street end of the Quay. The parade begins at Waterford Bus Station and will proceed along the Quay, past the Clock Tower and the Plaza, moving around to the Mall, the route will then finish at the Parnell St. at end of the Mall

More information on the route can be found here.

Barrow Princess River Cruise- Adelphi Quay (Tower Hotel)

The Barrow Princess cruise runs from New Ross to Waterford City along the Rivers Barrow and the Suir. The journey takes approximately 90-100 minutes, and it offers its passengers views of sites of natural beauty and sites of historical significance in Waterford and Wexford as well as unique views of both the Barrow and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridges.
The Barrow Princess will be sailing from Adelphi Quay, Tower Hotel, 17th, 18th and 19th March, this will consist of a round trip to Waterford which departs at 1pm and returns at 2.30pm as well as a one-way trip to New Ross, which departs from Waterford at 3pm and arrives in New Ross at 5pm. There will also be live music on the 17th of March 3pm trip.

Click here for more information

Osprey Viking River Cruise- Millennium Plaza

The Osprey Viking River Cruise departs daily from the Millennium Plaza on Custom House Quay offering a suite of bespoke river tours on the river Suir, and you can book a time that suits you!

For more information or to make a booking, please call Captain Andy 085 196 7779 or email

Live Music- Cultural Quarter: 4pm-10pm

Check out the Cultural quarter stage for some music on Friday evening.

Clancy’s Kitchen- The Theatre Royal: 8pm

From the homestead of the Clancy brothers in Carrick on Suir, the next generation of the Clancy family make a return to the Theatre Royal to give you a chance to take a step inside the kitchen that took the folk traditions of Ireland to the world with a new take on familiar songs and music.

“The first time I actually saw my father perform with The Clancy Brothers was at The Bob Dylan Tribute Concert at Madison Square Gardens, NY in October 1992. There were so many incredible acts that night and the atmosphere was electric. My sister Aoife and I wondered what kind of reception they’d get as the crowd was very vocal.
They stepped out on stage and sure enough the audience went wild. We were amazed and obviously very proud. I think that was the first time we realised their popularity in the States.
Growing up in The Clancy Brother household, singing, music and storytelling were an every day event not just reserved for the stage.
Everyone visiting was welcomed and encouraged to share a story or song from wherever they came from in the world. The spoken word was just as important as the music and their passion in reciting prose and poetry was infectious. It was a truly amazing experience and one we’d like to share with audiences – this unique insight into Clancy’s Kitchen.”

Rosin Clancy

“…the life and soul of growing up and singing and sharing, and it touched an essential, universal, emotion that was powerful, sentimental and memorable”

The Munster Express

This is a show that you will definitely not want to miss! To book a seat, please click here.

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